As a mother, you will always be tempted with the idea of feeding your baby tasty foods. However, nursing mothers should be very careful about the kind of food they feed their babies, likewise toddlers. Babies have delicate digestive systems and not all food products are safe for them.
In this article, let’s take a look at some food items that mothers should never feed their babies and toddlers. See some of them below;
The major reason, why no parent should their baby with raw vegetables, is that, they can cause choking hazard. These raw vegetables are often strong and filled with high level of nitrates.
Examples of raw vegetables that shouldn't be feed to babies include; Carrots, cabbage, lettuce, onions, green peas, and tomatoes among others.
Babies should definitely not eat salty foods. It is very dangerous to their kidneys and liver which are still weak and developing. Do not add salt to your baby's food, and also do not feed them with dishes high in salt and stock cubes.
Examples of salty foods to avoid feeding babies and little toddlers include: Snacks, plantain and potato chips, crackers or biscuits, and others.
Sugar shouldn’t be a part a your baby’s diet at all. This can affect his or her appetite and the baby could also start resisting breast milk if sugar becomes a part of the diet early on. Eating too much sugary foods from a young age is usually what causes obesity and heart diseases.
Examples of sugary foods to not feed babies include, cakes, soda, processed fruit juices, sweets, tea and others.
Ice cream or chilled food.
These ice cream are usually too cold and made with lots of artificial sweeteners that could fatten up your baby or make them obese.
The coldness in ice cream can also negatively affect a baby's formation of teeth. Making it a painful and uncomfortable process.
Strong or hard food.
The likes of nuts, seeds, popcorn, chips, raw carrots, and others should never be feed to babies and children under 5 years old, as they can choke on them. Give them these foods only when they are grounded or in liquid form.
Source: WebMD and Medlineplus.
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